About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Stanley Turrentine – 1968 – Common Touch

A really great later Blue Note session from Stanley Turrentine, a small combo set that’s almost a return to the format of earlier years! The group’s a strong one and features Shirley Scott on organ, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums playing…

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Rita Graham – 1969 – Vibrations

Legendary jazz, blues and soul singer Rita Graham was born near Charleston, Virginia. She grew up in Detroit, where her father ran a barber shop/beauty parlor that featured a rather unforgettable jukebox. Her mother, a jazz pianist, also exposed Rita to a wide variety of…

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Ben E. King – 1970 – Rough Edges

This Ben E. King LP on Maxwell label interrupted a string of Atco releases. Count your blessings if you find an original copy of this rare bird. Limited sales made it a one-off and King began another string of albums for the Atco family on…

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Earth, Wind & Fire – 1973 – Head to the Sky

A tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set…

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Bill Withers – 1973 – Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall

Sometimes, no matter how great a songwriter or performer an act is, things just never work out in the studio, and it takes a live album to truly reveal their greatness and go on to become their trademark release. Now let’s get one thing straight, Bill…

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Ann Peebles ‎- 1969 – This Is Ann Peebles

A diminutive singer with a powerful voice and an even stronger attitude, Ann Peebles was one of the artists who defined Willie Mitchell’s legendary Memphis soul label Hi Records, along with Al Green and O.V. Wright. Easily the best female singer in the Hi stable, Peebles…

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Bob & Gene – 1967-71 – If This World Were Mine…

This Sweet Soul album is a culmination of singles and unreleased tracks recorded between 1967 -1971 on the long defunct, Buffalo NY label, MoDo. Thanks to the help of Daptone Family member Dave Griffiths, we were lucky enough to be the first to compile these…

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Gloria Gaynor – 1975 – Never Can Say Goodbye

The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria’s not entirely in…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Maxine Brown – 1968 – Out of Sight

A later set from singer Maxine Brown – recorded a few years after her better-known sides for Wand in the 60s, but a totally great set with an even deeper soul feel! Arrangements and production are by Mike Terry, of Funk Brothers fame – and…

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Linda Lewis – 1971 – Say No More….

Linda Lewis is a very underrated singer and this is a very underrated debut album. She has a 5 octave range, but does not appear to need use it entirely on this record.  She instead opts to stay within her normal to high range throughout and…

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Ike White – 1976 – Changin’ Times

This rather excellent and widely undiscovered album has been a permanent feature on my player over the last couple of years. Since hearing the title track on the Sean P guest mix over at sixmillionsteps, I was well and truly hooked by the haunting and addictive…

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Friends Of Distinction – 1975 – Reviviscence “Live To Light Again”

Vocal harmony quartet The Friends of Distinction were formed in 1966 by Floyd Butler and Harry Elston, two members of an earlier group the Hi-Fis. The group recorded seven albums for RCA. This is their final 1975 album. By now the female vocalists were Dani…

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Wild Cherry ‎- 1976 – Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry may have been one-hit wonders – but MAN, what a hit! At the time of release, “Play That Funky Music” was seen as a joke on the disco movement – but all these many years later, a quick dip into this self-titled album…

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Light Of The World – 1979 – Light Of The World

U.K. funk band Light of the World has the distinctions of having a tight head shot of a pre-stardom Sade on their self-titled debut LP cover and having guitarist Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick as a band member. Maunick went on to lead ’90s funk-jazz band Incognito. A nicely languid debut for…

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Benny Johnson ‎- 1973 – Visions Of Paradise

A heavily in demand soul album from 1973. Originally released on the cult New York label Today, this album has all the hallmarks of the great Memphis Hi sound (Al Green etc) and features the Julius Brockington United Chair Band. One of the album’s slow…

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Noriko Miyamoto With Isao Suzuki – 1978 – Push

A famous Japanese rare groove classic album by the great singer Noriko Miyamoto and jazz bassist Isao Suzuki. Dreamy mid slow soulful jazz funk. Tracks A1 Monologue 5:23 A2 Stella By Starlight 6:47 A3 Everything I Have Is Yours 6:51 B1 Push 4:13 B2 Cadillac…

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Shout Box

(Monday, Jul 16. 2018 07:46 PM)
Pleases Anyone have The moments best of album? Jean Wells Here He Comes or maybe the Artistics Look Out album?
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(Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:18 PM)
Anyone have Cindy Mizelle’s only album?
(Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 01:41 AM)
(Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 11:59 AM)
Hi friends. Does anyone have The Ojays 1967 Comin’ Through?
(Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 05:52 PM)
For BluesGospel11 – The O’Jays – The Complete Early (Imperial) Years 1963-67

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